81 Days With Oscar And Me

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Broadway Melody, The

August 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment · 1928-1929, Black and White, Broadway Melody, The, Clara Bow, M-G-M Studios, Musical, Original Screenplay, Stuttering, The 1920s, Unofficial Academy Award Nomination

My hopes aren’t very high for this movie. According to most of the books I consulted, The Broadway Melody is just not that hot of a film. Charles Matthews in his book Oscar A to Z: A Complete Guide to More Than 2,400 Movies Nominated For Academy Awards writes,
The years have not been kind to [...]

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What Does “Not An Official Nomination” Mean?

August 21st, 2009 · No Comments · Broadway Melody, The, M-G-M Studios, Musical

Gee whiz, I’m only on my second movie and I’ve already stumbled upon a mystery.
According to the Academy Awards site, the 1928/1929 Academy Awards ceremony (the one in which Broadway Melody took top honors) was not “official” somehow. They offer no explanation as to what that means. And I can find no explanation anywhere on [...]

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